WSÁNEĆ guidance in From Fur to Forest: restoring Forest Health by reducing deer impacts and restoring native vegetation.
Parks Canada, in partnership with private landowners, the province of BC, and WSÁNEĆ and Hul’q’umi’num’ Nations, intend to undertake an ecological restoration of forest ecosystems. The purpose of the Fur to Forest project is to facilitate the restoration and maintenance of a globally unique forest ecosystem through effective management of hyper-abundant and invasive deer. To achieve significant ecological restoration gains, The Fur to Forest project has three key objectives: the removal of invasive fallow deer, management of black-tailed deer, and forest restoration. The Fur to Forest project also has the potential to demonstrate that it is possible for private landowners, federal and provincial governments, and first nations to come together to achieve shared conservation objectives.
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